Intimate Partner Violence and the Internet: Perspectives

  • Shelly ClevengerEmail author
  • Mia Gilliam
Living reference work entry


Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an issue that many individuals face globally. Cyber IPV is a new frontier in which abusers can access and harm their victims in new ways. Technology has made it possible for a perpetrator of IPV to monitor a victim’s actions online and/or on their mobile device, have instant ability to threaten and harass them, monitor their movements online, as well as stalk them without needing to be in the same physical space. This chapter will provide an overview of the ways in which abusers use technology within an intimate partner relationship to abuse their victims, as well as the prevalence of such acts. A summary of the relevant research will be presented. Finally, current best practices programs and services will be discussed.


Cyber IPV Coercion and control Cyberstalking IPV surveillance Spyware Keyloggers Screenloggers Cyberharassment Nonconsensual pornography/revenge pornography Cybersexual exploitation/sextortion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Illinois State UniversityNormalUSA
  2. 2.Indiana State UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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